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World History (1930 to Present) Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What was the purpose for the introduction of perestroika by Soviet leader Gorbachev?

Question 2 2. Which of the following Soviet policies allowed more freedom of the press?

Question 3 3. What enabled the Afghan mujahideen fighters to resist Soviet occupation and eventually drive the Soviet Army from Afghanistan?

Question 4 4. Support for which of the following encouraged the US to fight communist uprisings even in small, seemingly strategically unimportant nations?

Question 5 5. When did the Mao's communists finally defeat the Kuomintang?

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Question 6 6. The Chinese National Party, Kuomintang, was originally founded by _____.

Question 7 7. Which was one of the most common responses to the Great Depression?

Question 8 8. Where did the Great Depression hit first in Europe?

Question 9 9. Tom's father was one of the protesters at the 1970 Kent State protest, which later became known as the 'Kent State Massacre'. Why did the protest occur and what was the result of the 'Kent State Massacre'?

Question 10 10. Which of the following countries was NOT one of the founding members of the European community in the 1950s?

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Question 11 11. What country fought particularly hard to maintain its African colonies?

Question 12 12. Why does the Sykes-Picot Agreement have long term consequences that are relevant even today?

Question 13 13. How were airplanes able to carry larger loads in the years following World War II?

Question 14 14. The invention of what device first allowed computer users to take the power of a computer with them anywhere they wished?

Question 15 15. What was the first device to store music digitally?

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Question 16 16. What technology first allowed a wide public audience to hear first-rate music in the comfort of their own homes?

Question 17 17. Which Pope called the Second Vatican Council?

Question 18 18. Why did Bertrand Russell call for philosophy to be taught in the schools?

Question 19 19. Which western leader was surprisingly defeated in elections soon after the end of WWII?

Question 20 20. Aid from the United States came to many western, capitalist countries as a result of the _____.

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Question 21 21. What contributed to making 1960 as the Year of Africa?

Question 22 22. Which is NOT a factor in the decolonization of Africa?

Question 23 23. The 1936 anti-communist alliance between Germany and Japan is called the _____

Question 24 24. Who negotiated the Munich Agreement with Hitler, and then proclaimed 'peace for our time'?

Question 25 25. Which of the following was a feature of the de-Stalinization effort undertaken by the Communist Party after Stalin's death?

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Question 26 26. Which of the following best describes the outcome of the war between Communist North Vietnam and US-backed South Vietnam?

Question 27 27. Mao Zedong and the Communist Party were able to achieve victory due in part to Kuomintang's _____.

Question 28 28. What was the effect of the Hawley-Smoot Tariff?

Question 29 29. Since the forming of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1951 and especially after the forming of the European Economic Community in 1957 the members had a common purpose. How and why did they expect to fulfill their purpose?

Question 30 30. What idea claims that the people of a nation or region have the right to choose how they will be governed themselves?

World History (1930 to Present) Chapter Exam Instructions

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